Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
Stubbs is almost at 2 WAR. He may even get up to 2.5 by the end of the season. He's definitely helping the team. I would expect he could be as good as 3 WAR in the future.
And most of that value is from his bat, not his glove, which UZR has as marginally above above. I remain concerned about his contact issues (his overall contact % is 6th worth in the majors among qualified hitters).
At this point, he looks an awful lot like BJ Upton, the version whose BABIP and HR/FB regressed back to normal. Even watching them play, there's a lot of similarities in their skill sets, right down to the big power potential that only shows up on fits and spurts. Stubbs is just 2 months younger than Upton.